Bringing IT talent into an organisation can be a herculean task at the best of times, but as any hiring manager responsible for digital skills will tell you, there’s no challenge quite like cybersecurity.  According to a study from Burning Glass, filling cyber security roles takes 20 per cent more time than typical IT roles.…

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Critical Infrastructure security

Our nation’s critical infrastructure is a highly connected system – one that supports and drives our day-to-day operations as businesses and as a nation. However, connectivity without security creates vulnerabilities that can have immense repercussions. With this in mind, this June, the Australian Government will announce reforms to the Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act…

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At the start of 2020, IDC predicted that public and private cloud spending would outperform “traditional IT spending” – think on-premise IT and legacy applications – in the forthcoming year. Of course, they weren’t accounting for a global pandemic, which has sent cloud spending into the stratosphere, while traditional IT spending wanes. Supporting this continued…

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When the Federal Government introduced the Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) program in 2010, it was a great leap forward in cyber security.  The program allowed agencies to easily assess and procure a range of ASD accredited SIG packages, with the ASD’s ‘stamp of approval’ providing assurance that the solution was robust and up to all…

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GRC

Cybersecurity is a balancing act, bridging the perceptual dichotomy between protection and productivity. It’s not an easy task but it can be made easier by considering it in the context of organisational Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) measures.  Fundamentally, GRC is a combined approach towards governance, risk, and compliance, aided by information technology. While GRC…

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Government and critical infrastructure are struggling to manage disparate identity processes and siloed physical and digital access systems in the face of rising cyber threats. Daltrey’s Michael Warnock says a universal biometric identity could be the solution. Sovereign capability is essential for secure identity The increase in serious cyberattacks on Australian organisations is a worrying…

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Critical Infrastructure security

COVID-19 has no doubt ignited tremendous change across all facets of Australian life, with our nation facing some of the biggest challenges we’ve seen in decades. Following increased cyber-attacks since the start of the pandemic, the Australian Government has realised the importance of protecting our critical infrastructure and moving towards a strategy aimed at safeguarding…

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Caring through Digital Transformation

How local NSW districts digitally transformed through COVID-19  The healthcare sector’s immediate response to COVID-19 has prioritised managing and mitigating the direct impact of the disease – from implementing new transmission-aware behaviour and increasing available space in hospitals, to creating new test and trace processes.  But that focus has also significantly affected the industry in…

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